Evaluation

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

The state's highest-ranking education official is recommending that Missouri Baptist University close the six Imagine charter schools it sponsors and work with the public school system and other charter schools to ensure a smooth transition of students.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Hundreds of Long Island (N.Y.) public school principals are challenging the state Education Department and criticizing new standards for evaluating educators.

11/4/2011

The U.S. Department of Education’s statistical and testing arm, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), released its latest “progress” report November 1st: The survey measuring fourth- and eighth-grade scores on the controversial National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, was billed as having found “significant” improvement for both grades in math and a slight improvement in reading — until one examines the numbers.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

Iowa students made little to no gains in reading and math on a national exam while their peers nationwide showed improvement, according to a report.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

Three quarters of New York City students who were high school freshmen in 2006 did not leave high school prepared for college, new data from the city Education Department shows.

10/19/2011

10/19/2011

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a member of the Senate education committee and a former U.S. secretary of education, said that when the panel takes up the legislation this week, he will vote to send it to the full Senate.

10/19/2011

Teachers in New York State will soon be banned from grading their own students’ state standardized tests, a Board of Regents committee decided on Monday, part of an effort to curtail cheating on the high-stakes exams.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

10/6/2011

10/6/2011

School performance scores in New Orleans continued their steady climb this year, even as Louisiana's new letter grade system kicked in for the first time and slapped a majority of the city's schools with a D or worse, underscoring how far New Orleans will still need to go before it achieves a top-rated public education system. 

10/5/2011

10/5/2011

Later this week, parents will learn whether their children's schools are making passing grades.

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